Microsoft fixes Windows Store icon bug, adds support for Groove Pass

This afternoon, Microsoft pushed out an update for the Windows Store. Version 2015.8.3.2 is now live in the Store, which updates the previous version 2015.7.22.2.

In searching high and low, we could not find any differences with today's update. However, Richard Hay (@WinObs) of SuperSite for Windows noticed that his Task Bar icon had changed. Indeed, it did, as you can see from our before and after images.

However, this does not seem to be for everyone. Rather, some people already had this style meaning today's update merely fixes it for some of us. The old icon used the system accent color as a background whereas the new one is a large, solid white icon that matches Xbox and Mail.

Clearly, this was a bug that is now fixed.

Small update? Definitely. However, it does add to that tidying up of the OS. Head to the Store and check for an update to get the latest version. Need to know how? Just follow our tutorial on how to make that happen or watch the video above.

Update: Another welcome change is Microsoft has added a 'Play' button to the music store. This only shows if the device and account are linked to a Groove Music Pass subscription. Clicking play will jump the app to the Groove one to begin playing the music. This addresses a criticism I made in my review, namely that it was confusing for Groove Pass holders as there was only a buy option but no way to stream. Thanks, Ryan D., for the tip!

Noticing anything else in today's update? Let us know in comments.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.